Looking like a beautifully gruesome mix of H.P. Lovecraft meets Wrong Turn, Toronto-based Raven Banner has boarded worldwide sales rights on the practical effects heavy, cannibal creature feature The Barge People, Screen Daily reports today. The film will be repped at the forthcoming Cannes market.
The Barge People is directed by Charlie Steeds, written by Christopher Lombard, and centers on a group of friends who find themselves preyed upon by flesh-eating fish mutants, much like Stuart Gordon's Dagon.
"Set on the canals amid the glorious British countryside, two sisters and their boyfriends head off for a relaxing weekend away on a barge, unaware of the flesh-eating fish mutants lurking in the water, ready and waiting to feed."
The film stars Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler, Natalie Martins, Matt Swales, Kane Surry, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Tim Cartwright, David Lenik, Barrington De La Roche, Carl Andersson, Harrison Nash and Sam Lane.